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Sports teams (e.g. 'the Tigers'): 'is' or 'are'?

This question was originally sent in by Hogel as a follow-up to "The Beatles was/were."

Hello, teachers!
Please help me again with this.

What about sports teams, social clubs, etc? Is the same rule working?

1. Chances are the Tigers [are] going to lose the game.
2. The Good Boys [are] going to have a presidential election tomorrow.
3. Good Friends [are] going to participate in the event.

Thank you very much.
Best Regards.
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